Polarized speech: A function of self-persuasion

Journal Reference: Peter Schwardmann, Egon Tripodi, Joël J. van der Weele. Self-Persuasion: Evidence from Field Experiments at International Debating Competitions. American Economic Review, 2022; 112 (4): 1118 DOI: 10.1257/aer.20200372 “Politicians are in the business of persuasion,” said Peter Schwardmann, assistant professor in social and decision sciences at Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and … Read more

Steam Deck: Gamepass and Battlenet now accessible thanks to a long-awaited function

Steam Deck Gamepass and Battlenet now accessible thanks to a

News hardware Steam Deck: Gamepass and Battlenet now accessible thanks to a long-awaited function Published on 03/11/2022 at 11:38 Valve has just released various essential drivers to run its Steam Deck console under Windows 10. However, this does not mean that the promised experience will live up to your expectations. Summary Steam Deck on Windows … Read more

Blood pressure medications impact brain function

Journal Reference: Brian H. Trieu et al. Angiotensin-converting enzyme gates brain circuit–specific plasticity via an endogenous opioid. Science, 2022 DOI: 10.1126/science.abl5130 The research team discovered that drugs used to treat blood pressure unexpectedly increase the effect of opioids that the brain naturally produces. This can fine-tune the function of a specific brain circuit and counteract … Read more

Using internet in retirement boosts cognitive function

Journal Reference: Colin P. Green, Likun Mao, Vincent O’Sullivan. Internet usage and the cognitive function of retirees. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2021; 190: 747 DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2021.08.013 Researchers from Lancaster University Management School, the Norwegian University Science and Technology and Trinity College Dublin examined the cognitive function of more than 2,000 retired people from … Read more